From the Publisher
For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her
life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only
three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier
and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy''s sole evidence of
the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna,
Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuhrer of Buchenwald.
Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of
German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths
the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother''s life.
Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of
life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama,
Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we
endure to survive and the legacy of shame.
About the Author
JENNA BLUM is the New York Times bestselling author of
The Stormchasers. Jenna is of German and Jewish descent
and spent four years working for Steven Spielberg''s Shoah
Foundation, interviewing Holocaust survivors. She teaches fiction
for Grub Street Writers. Please visit Jenna at www.jennablum.com,
on Facebook and on Twitter: @jenna_blum.
Published: March 8, 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0151010196
ISBN - 13: 9780151010196